ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
Gustavus has a large number of offices and programs designed to assist students Ė with information about graduation requirements, or direct assistance related to academic work or personal issues.† This is not an exhaustive list, but itís a good head start on what information is available, and where to find it.† This list will continue to be expanded throughout the semester.
The Writing Center (in Confer 232)
At the Writing Center, youíll work with a peer tutor one-on-one: you can talk frankly about your writing concerns and receive on-the-spot feedback. The Writing Center is not a proofreading service; rather, it is a peer teaching facility that helps you to clarify your thinking, structure your papers, develop evidence, hone your style, and practice self-editing skills. Please call x6027 for hours and location, or log on to www.gustavus.edu/writingcenter. You can make appointments online!
REFERENCE ASSISTANCE IN THE LIBRARY (Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library)
††††††††† Reference librarians are on duty nearly 60 hours per week to assist students with research and library tasks. This is a GREAT way to get help and learn more about how to find and use information!! Click HERE for the general schedule of reference hours.† Our FTS will be visiting the Library several times during the semester, with one of the reference librarians teaching those class sessions.
CULPEPER LANGUAGE CENTER (Vickner 108)
The Culpeper Language Center is an integral component of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. The Center is a specialized language learning computer lab which provides students access to resources and materials in foreign languages. The Center also houses a faculty development station where faculty are able to develop course materials that take full advantage of the Center's capabilities.
THE ADVISING CENTER (Johnson Student Union 204)
Assistance available here includes several offices:
∑ Academic Advising services, helping you to plan your 4 years and make decisions about majors, minors, and courses
∑ Academic Support services, lots of information to make you a better student and to address specific concerns
∑ Disability services, working to arrange appropriate accommodations for students with documented disabilities AND to help identify such disabilities
COUNSELING CENTER (Johnson Student Union 204)
The Counseling Center works with Gustavus students to enhance their personal development and academic achievement. At times, students experience personal, relational, social, or academic difficulties which they cannot fully resolve on their own, and find it helpful to talk to a professional counselor about their concerns. In order to help students with such difficulties, the Counseling Center provides a variety of confidential services.
TUTORS FOR SPECIFIC DEPARTMENTS & COURSES
A current list of tutors, courses and departments can be found here (not yet posted for fall 2011)
THE COLLEGE CATALOG: This publication has complete information on courses, requirements, and academic policies. While much of this information is also available through WebAdvisor, the Catalog is the most COMPLETE source of academic information. Get into the habit of† using the Catalog!!
REGISTRARíS OFFICE, and Registrarís
Located in the Carlson Administration Building, this office is responsible for grades, transcripts, scheduling, and other services.† Several useful links are located on the registrarís home page Ė including the academic calendar, final exam schedule, and information on how to request a transcript.